Topic: Robert Fisk
Several Syrian mortars landed in Turkey today. The two countries have exchanged fire for the past week, though Syria says it does not want a military confrontation.
Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Farid Hijab has defected from the Assad regime, but there have still been no defections among Alawite members of government, which would be the more telling sign.
Assad's forces retook some parts of Damascus over the weekend, but in a potentially more telling sign, rebels brought the fighting to previously quiet Aleppo.
Former VP candidate Sarah Palin gave her first talk since resigning as Alaska governor in Hong Kong, raising speculation she wants to improve her foreign policy image and run again in 2012. Audience reactions ranged from 'bizarre' to 'beat all expectations.'